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Date published: 11/13/2013

Dennis A. Bettendorf

Dennis Andrew Bettendorf, 59, of Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.

He was a wonderful father and an overall great man who cared more about others than himself.

A retired firefighter from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue, Dennis was also a past owner of Bettendorf Nursery in Fredericksburg. His Masonic affiliations included a lifetime membership in perpetuity of Arlington Centennial-Glebe 81, Arlington; 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason, Valley of Alexandria, Orient of Virginia; lifetime member and past director of motor corps for Kena Shrine Center, Fairfax; and member of Diamond No. 75 Order of Quetzalcoatl.

Dennis is survived by one daughter, Andrea Bettendorf Jordan and husband Edward of Woodbridge, Conn.; and one son, Tim Bettendorf and wife Lacy of Locust Grove. He was also very excited about his son's expected child, his first grandchild.

He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce M. Bettendorf, and his parents, Lawrence J. Bettendorf and Edna Sorenson Bettendorf.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and a funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, both at Johnson Funeral Home, 31440 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove. Interment will follow at Laurel Hill Memorial Park, 10127 Plank Road, Spotsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made online to Shriners Hospitals for Children or mailed to Fredericksburg Regional SPCA, 10819 Courthouse Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408.

An online guest book and obituary are available at johnsoncares.com.